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Who We Are

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.7 million members. The Knights provide members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families, and young people.

Membership Benefits

As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of the Columbia magazine, the world's largest Catholic family magazine, eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program, and many more family and personal benefits.

The Knights are proactive in many distinct capacties. Here at RPI, we embody our four cardinal principles by assisting the Church and any other organization as needed. We are an extremely dynamic group of individuals who like to have fun and make a difference in this world and we would be more than happy to have you come onboard.

Membership Eligibility

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A practicing Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church. Application blanks are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus.

Contact: Felipe Ortiz, Grand Knight, ortizf2@rpi.edu

4th Degree

Any Third Degree member in good standing, one year after the anniversary of his First Degree, is eligible for membership in the Fourth Degree. The primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism by promoting responsible citizenship and a love of and loyalty to the Knights' respective countries through active membership in local Fourth Degree groups (called "assemblies"). Certain members of the Fourth Degree serve as honor guards at civic and religious functions, an activity that has brought worldwide recognition to the Knights of Columbus.